Paying Attention to Preeclampsia
Each May, the Preeclampsia Foundation recognizes Preeclampsia Awareness Month. If you are pregnant and not already aware of the warning signs of preeclampsia, this annual recognition gives you the perfect opportunity to learn more about this condition that affects up to eight percent of women during their pregnancy
Your Pregnancy Questions Answered Here
Whether you are pregnant for the first or fourth time, you very likely have a lot of questions: Can I take cold medicine? When will I have my first ultrasound? How can I manage my morning sickness? Why is my second pregnant so different from my first? Is this normal? Fortunately, we have resources that can help you answer many of your pregnancy-related questions and concerns.
Ask Sofia: How Can I Sleep Better During Pregnancy?
Pregnancy can be exhausting for many reasons – you are growing another human, which requires a lot of energy, not to mention the fact that you’re carrying extra weight as well as the mental stress that often accompanies pregnancy. As the first trimester shifts into the second, you might struggle with getting comfortable at night. Sleep, however, makes a huge difference in how you feel during pregnancy and after – it boosts your mood and immunity and gives you the energy you need to get through the day and prepare for baby’s arrival.
Gestational Diabetes and Your Pregnancy
If you are among the 10 percent who receives a diagnosis of gestational diabetes, particularly if you didn’t have any warning signs or risk factors, you might be surprised and concerned about what’s to come.
RESOLVE Family Building Summit
If you experiencing infertility or if you are interested in learning more about adoption, we hope you will join Clinic Sofia for the 34th Annual Infertility, Adoption and Family Building Summit taking place Nov. 10 at Normandale Community College in Bloomington.
Bed Rest: A Thing of the Past?
Bed rest used to be recommended frequently for conditions in pregnancy, and one in every five pregnant women is still placed on bed rest, according to Obstetrics & Gynecology, the official publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, yet this period of “rest” may do more harm than good.